FIRENZE APARTMENT - ELEGANT APARTMENT OLTRARNO AREA, FLORENCE

Stefano Materassi

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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FIRENZE APARTMENT - ELEGANT APARTMENT OLTRARNO AREA, FLORENCE

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Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

The elegant apartment Firenze is located within the caractheristical Oltrarno area, plenty of florentine craftsmen workshops, antiques and `trattorias` (the typical Florentine restaurants) and street markets.

The flat offers 2-3 sleeping accommodation in 1 double bedroom and a double sofa bed with a bathroom with shower, kitchen and a stunning view on the traditional roofs of the surrunding area. It is on a 3rd floor with no elevator. The apartment has been completely renovated in April 2010 and has elegant forniture for a relaxing athmosphere.

Facilties: The apartment is provided with: WIFI internet connection, air conditioning, washing machine, electrical oven, microwave, gas cooker, toaster, TV, iron. Car Park at Piazza della Calza parking (100 metres), free car park about 800 metres.

This is a non smoking apartment.

Keywords: apartment, studio, one bedroom, living room, open space, kitchen, third floor, bright full of light, silence, residential, historical,

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stefano Materassi

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Speaks italian, english
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I'm 39 and I formerly owned with my family an Italian language school for foreigners 'Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri' as well as a Vocation training institute 'CLIDA Formazione' in Florence.

Stefano Materassi purchased this apartment in 2010

I choose to buy a vacation rental in Florence since it's my birthplace and I want everyone to come by and meet a Renaissance city in our contemporary world.

It's a special place for a relaxing vacation, the owner lives near by, so in case of any need he's always available.

It's in the city center, so in walking distance to any interesting spot in Florence. The Oltrano area offers plenty restaurants, shops and craftmen workshops. Bus stops are within 50 meters.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.9
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353796vb
+39 335 310024
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
Springfield
5

PRACTICALLY PERFECT IN EVERYWAY!

  • 5 of 5
Having never visited Florence, we had asked our friends about what to expect. Everyone said it was the most beautiful place, and IT WAS EVERYTHING AND MORE!

The apartment was a quick taxi ride from the train station, but within walking distance of everything else. It was very well-maintained, spacious and stocked with anything you would need on a long or short visit. There was a hike up the stairs, so that would be the only thing to consider in renting this space for those with physical challenges.

Stefano spoke perfect English, which made us feel so at ease. He was extremely knowledgeable about the city and gave us some really great suggestions of sites and restaurants for our brief stay. He was prompt and assisted us with our taxi pick-up as well.

Stefano was also easy to contact and communicate with before, during and after our stay. He was always and email away. In addition, his flexibility for our check-in and check-out time was really great for our train schedule.

Overall, the city is everything and more than we anticipated, as was the apartment.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353796vb
+39 335 310024
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
Toronto, Ontario
5

EXCELLENT APARTMENT, GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • 5 of 5
Very nice apartment. Large, very clean, bright and the owner was very nice and met us there when we arrived. Easy to walk to any location in Florence. Would definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353796vb
+39 335 310024
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
5

GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful and affordable apartment! Clean and well kept. Good location in a local quieter neighborhood providing a good rest from the crowds. Stefano was most gracious, friendly and very helpful. We walked everywhere!
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353796vb
+39 335 310024
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
5

PERFECT APARTMENT!!!

  • 5 of 5
We loved this apartment and Stefano was wonderful!! He met us at the apartment gave us tips about getting around town and even call cabs for us because I couldn't reach them with my phone. Then he taught me how to use my phone in Italy! The apartment was perfectly clean and the furnishings were like new.
we walked everywhere. There were a few different markets close by, nice restaurants and cafes. We will be back!!
Thank you Stefano for being so gracious.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353796vb
+39 335 310024
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
5

COZY, QUIET, SPACIOUS

  • 5 of 5
We found the owner to be very friendly and the apartment to be wonderful too. The bed is comfortable and the room is very quiet and dark. The Wi-Fi worked perfectly as did the hot water, washing machine and heater. The kitchen was well equipped with all the essential cooking equipment, though you will need to buy your own things like olive oil and seasoning.

If you have a car, parking can be a bit tricky, but you can find spots that are about a 2-3 minute walk from the apartment. The location of the apartment is about 100m from the Porta Romana and about a 10 min walk to the main historical areas of Florence. I enjoyed this location since it was quiet at night.

I found this aprtment to be a great value and would recommend it to other travelers.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's such a pleasure to have travelers like you at my apartment. You left it clean and in order. Thank you!
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Firenze Apartment - Elegant Apartment Oltrarno Area, Florence
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p353796vb
+39 335 310024
Colognole Rufina Val di Sieve
5

OWNER & HIS FAMILY ARE THE BEST! THE APARTMENT IS BIG AND SO COMFORTABLE!

Owner & his family are the best! The apartment is big and so comfortable!
  • 5 of 5
Stefano met us at the apartment and was there earlier than us. He even turned on the a/c so we could be cool when we arrived. He even helped us take up our luggage! He's so nice! He gave us names and directions of places to eat, shop for groceries etc...

The apartment is about a 10-15min walk from the river. Ponte Vecchio is straight up the next street over (via romana) towards the river.

There's a great pizza place (PIZZERIA ANTICA PORTA) down the street (away from the river - right past the round about).

The apartment is on the top floor. The walk way up is a bit narrow. At night there's a switch on the right after you open the door (the stairway light is on a timer).

There's an a/c unit in the main room (kitchen/dining/living area) and two others (bedroom & restroom hallway). Unfortunately the a/c units in the bedroom & restroom hallway were out of order. But if you open the windows at night there's a nice cool breeze (be sure to plug in and turn on the bug plug in the bedroom - the mosquitoes are mean and nasty lil buggers!)

Stefano's parents are amazing people. They're super nice and very helpful. Sadly we only got to meet her on the last day of our stay.

Definitely next time we visit Florence we will definitely come back and stay with Stefano again.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci di Firenze
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Florence Central Train Station S.M.Novella
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Viareggio
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Abetone
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Golf club Ugolino
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Colognole Rufina Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
€80
€525
€1,290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €50.00
Final Cleanings €20.00
Notes Year Round
Rates are available Jan-Dec 2014

Utilities are included in the price for rentals up to 7 days.
20€ are always required for final cleanings

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Colognole Rufina Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
General:
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
Notes:
Nespresso coffee machine
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